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Acadian Column - Acadian National Convention

Our Acadian columnist Ronald Labelle takes a look at the Acadian National Conventions. Specifically, the one held in Arichat in 1900.

8m
Aug 17
Mabel Bell's great-granddaughter shares family stories

To learn more about Mabel Bell, family stories, and her accomplishments, we spoke to her great-granddaughter, Marian Hubbard Bates Weissman. Anyone with any family stories about the Bells can contact Marian at Bbhreaghstories@gmail.com

10m
Aug 16
CBU Sports Dome Update

Sports Columnist Charlie Cuff looks into the possibility of a new sports dome operating at CBU.

8m
Aug 16
Ahead by a Century - Massive Snowstorm and food security

On our "Ahead by a Century" column we look back at a massive snowstorm 1922. Our guide is community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls, who takes a look at how a massive snowstorm affected food security.

8m
Aug 15
Doctors recruiting Doctors

When Dr. Paul Murphy of Sydney wanted to retire, he worried what would happen to his patients. Instead of hanging up his stethoscope right away, he found his own replacement, who happens to be a former patient.

15m
Aug 15
North Sydney Fire Department gets a special drone

Why North Sydney's fire department is a "buzz" over its latest acquisition to help save lives and fight fires.

7m
Aug 14
Mi'kmaw Midwifery

The Nova Scotia Native Women's Association is looking into ways to make midwives accessible to all Mi'kmaw women.

9m
Aug 14
"Queer Newcomers"

Cape Bretoners learn what it is like for people who are in the LGBTQ+ community in some other, less welcoming parts of the world.

10m
Aug 11
Donkin Coal Mine emitting methane above limit allowed

Environmental and energy experts are calling on Nova Scotia to include the Donkin mine in the province's cap-and-trade program. Professor Dave Risk with St. FX discusses methane emissions measurement.

7m
Aug 10
Raksha Bandhan

A Hindu celebration is being marked today which highlights the bonds between sisters and brothers, where sisters give brightly coloured bracelets and brothers give the sisters pretty much whatever gift they like. We talk about the festival "Raksha Bandhan" and the movie of the same name showing in Sydney at the Cineplex.

9m
Aug 10
Ahead by a Century - Farming Crisis

On our "Ahead by a Century" column we look back at a local farming crisis in 1922. Our guide is community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls, who takes Producer Nicole MacLennan to the Atlantic Street Field in Sydney.

7m
Aug 09
The Ally Centres permanent Outreach Street Health Nurse

We touch base with the Ally Centre's outreach street health nurse, Sharon MacKenzie. Her position is now a permanent part of the centre. Last year the centre argued for keeping the position beyond a pilot program and has gotten its wish.

5m
Aug 09
Why Canadian Medicare is the "wild west" of health insurance

As healthcare professionals hold together a system stretched to its limits, Dr. Whatley pleads the case for user fees to ease strain on the system.

11m
Aug 08
The grand opening of the Ally Centre

The centre has a new space on Prince Street and celebrated with a grand opening yesterday.

6m
Aug 08
"Drip Avenue 902" is clothing with a cause

CBCs Erin Pottie brings us a story about a new company with a Cape Breton connection, where proceeds from sales have been used to support mental health and addiction services in the province.

5m
Aug 08
Tourism boom in Cape Breton

Tourism is at an all time high according to some independent businesses across Cape Breton.

9m
Aug 07
Greenhouse Gases at the Donkin Mine

Even though it's been closed for two years, the Donkin mine continues to exceed the province's greenhouse gas emissions cap. CBCs Tom Ayers spoke to an environmental organization, who says that's reason enough to close the mine for good.

7m
Aug 07
Bird Hour with Dave and Dave: August edition

Its the first working Monday of the month, and time for the Information Morning Bird Hour Phone-In. We invite you to call our bird experts - Dave Harris and Dave McCorquodale - with your questions or observations for the August edition of Bird Hour Phone-In.

38m
Aug 07
A reaction to the new report into homelessness in eastern Nova Scotia.

Our Cape Breton Current Affairs Correspondent Brittany Wentzell spoke with Erika Shea at New Dawn for a reaction to the report into homelessness we hear about earlier on the show.

14m
Aug 04
A new report into homelessness in Eastern Nova Scotia.

Our Cape Breton Current Affairs Correspondent Brittany Wentzell spoke with the lead investigator of a report into homelessness in Cape Breton as well as Antigonish and Guysborough Counties.

5m
Aug 04
Nova Scotia Healthcare Reform

The PC's were elected nearly a year ago on a promise to fix healthcare. We talk about some of the challenges the system is still facing.

8m
Aug 03
Acadian Column - Churches with Ronald Labelle

Ronald Labelle takes a look at a couple of Catholic churches that have been historically important to Acadians.

9m
Aug 03
Seaside Drive intersection update

The intersection in Gardiner Mines is now safer but not safe enough according to one resident. Reporter George Mortimer spoke to Larry Vaters, Reserve Mines Deputy Fire Chief, and Peter Arapis of Gardiner Mines.

7m
Aug 02
A Climate For Change - Solar Power

A Cape Breton business is busting myths around green energy and showing their neighbours that solar power is feasible for many.

8m
Aug 02
The SPCA has expands services

We hear more about how the SPCA is opening up some veterinary services to the general public to help alleviate the vet shortage.

7m
Aug 01
Ahead by a Century - Alexander Graham Bell's Death

In our history column we recall what Cape Breton's papers had to say about the passing of Alexander Graham Bell.

7m
Aug 01
Eskasoni Bureau - Recap

Erin Pottie looks back at some of the stories people in Eskasoni wanted us to share from our CBC Community Bureau.

9m
Aug 01
Big Glace Bay Lake receives new designation

Big Glace Bay Lake recently got a new designation from the federal government. Although the new rules are welcome news, an environmental group is concerned not enough is being done to enforce the new rules.

13m
Jul 28
The “Nourishing Communities” program

A program to help low income families access local health produce has grown by almost 900 percent since 2019.

8m
Jul 27
The Eltuek Arts Centre receives a Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Architecture

The Eltuek Arts Centre in Sydney has received a Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Architecture. Spyro Trifos is the local architect who helped design it.

7m
Jul 27